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DaveShark

411 posts

75 months

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Sunday 16th September 2012 quote quote all
dycecooper said:
I have this photo in my family (and have posted in the thread already - together with fold line!) The lady on the right is my grandmother Audrey Dawson.

DaveShark

411 posts

75 months

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Sunday 16th September 2012 quote quote all
DaveShark said:
Here are a few I have dug out of the old family albums...












Mr. Magoo

601 posts

116 months

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Sunday 16th September 2012 quote quote all
dycecooper said:
Quite possibly, I will have a look
I would love to get a high definition print taken......

its brilliant

cc8s

3,747 posts

91 months

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Sunday 16th September 2012 quote quote all
cjb1 said:


For what it's worth here's a photo of a F-N in action, this owner/driver lives near Aberdeen.
Wow, I have never seen that out and about. Is it seen on the road much?

cjb1

1,871 posts

39 months

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Sunday 16th September 2012 quote quote all
cc8s said:
cjb1 said:


For what it's worth here's a photo of a F-N in action, this owner/driver lives near Aberdeen.
Wow, I have never seen that out and about. Is it seen on the road much?
I don't know C, do you take it out on the road much? LOL

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RichB

31,345 posts

172 months

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Monday 17th September 2012 quote quote all
cjb1 said:
cc8s said:
cjb1 said:
For what it's worth here's a photo of a F-N in action, this owner/driver lives near Aberdeen.
Wow, I have never seen that out and about. Is it seen on the road much?
I don't know C, do you take it out on the road much? LOL
Gents, your picture is in the wrong thread... wink

cjb1

1,871 posts

39 months

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Tuesday 18th September 2012 quote quote all
[quote=DaveShark][quote=DaveShark]Here are a few I have dug out of the old family albums...


Triumph 2500 Pi MK2....I had a saloon version of one of those, lovely car though mine was white so suspect it was ex-police? Overdrive sheared snapping the front hardy-spicer allowing the prop to fall to the ground like a pole vaulters pole, the rear of the car lifted in the air momentarily throwing off the steel Rostyle design wheel trims in the air, one flew like a frisby and hit a brand new Rover P6 V8 on the the top of the front screen and the roof panel, the driver stopped and let me use his 'car phone' one of the huge ones with the coiled flex in to the centre console, he was dead posh!! All this happened in circa 1976 on the M56 whilst racing oe of the then new SRi Cavaliers at well over the legal limit. The casting of the gearbox cracked radially and deposited several pints of 90w hypoid on the exhaust causing a massive smoke screen behind my car.

I also had a Mk1 2000 saloon and a very tidy Mk2 2000 estate in french blue with brown velour upholstery.



A Mk 1 Cortina, I've been fortunate to have owned over 30 cars including many interesting including two 911's and two Jaguars. My fourth car was on of my favourites after the Porsches, a mint four door 1500 Super fitted with a 1600cc crossflow with a 36/48 downdraught Webber and 2000E Corsair gearbox. This was my pride and joy.



Had a Triumph Herald for a week once, bought it out of the Manchester Evening News, took it in to work, my boss saw it, fell in love with it and offered my daft money for it to give to his wife, hence the seven day ownership.



Arrr, the landcrab, great cars! My Dad had a Mk1 in Cummulus Grey (JXJ963F) and latterly a Mk2 in Limeflower (CTU856K) I passed my test in that one!! I later bought one for myself, it was a heap, it hadded more Davids Isopon on the body than it did steel and the hydro-elastic suspension was solid, didn't last long that one.

Thanks for that post DaveShark, brought back a few happy memories (and a tear to my eye over the Mk1 'Tina!!) Halcyon days.......

Prince Rupert

424 posts

93 months

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Wednesday 19th September 2012 quote quote all
vanquish spirit said:
taken in Broadway in the Cotswolds circa 1987




and going cheap this was for sale at £20k



this was in Verbier 1987. Superb in the snow, and I wish I still had her. D848GYP
Audi in the snow in Verbier complete with skis on the roof has got to be one of the coolest things i've seen on here!

Edited by Prince Rupert on Wednesday 19th September 15:45

dycecooper

597 posts

96 months

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Wednesday 19th September 2012 quote quote all
DaveShark said:
dycecooper said:
I have this photo in my family (and have posted in the thread already - together with fold line!) The lady on the right is my grandmother Audrey Dawson.
I have just asked my mother for more info about the photo, I have emailed it to my dad so will let you know what I find out about it.

7ss

552 posts

110 months

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Wednesday 19th September 2012 quote quote all
dycecooper said:


Aberdeenshire
Far aboot? Does that road still exist like that?

boyzee

205 posts

82 months

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Thursday 20th September 2012 quote quote all
Wapping high street 1977,this is my volvo F88 lorry.In those days wapping high street was all debris,s and bomb sites,most were haulage yards untill docklands yuppy flats were built.Notice the commer walkthrough van in the background.



boyzee

205 posts

82 months

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Thursday 20th September 2012 quote quote all
Boss 429 mustang in the pits at santa pod 1970,worth a fortune now.

boyzee

205 posts

82 months

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Thursday 20th September 2012 quote quote all
On way to schwennigan southern germany.


Edited by boyzee on Thursday 20th September 18:15

daveenty

1,575 posts

98 months

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Thursday 20th September 2012 quote quote all
boyzee said:
Wapping high street 1977,this is my volvo F88 lorry.In those days wapping high street was all debris,s and bomb sites,most were haulage yards untill docklands yuppy flats were built.Notice the commer walkthrough van in the background.
Used to be in haulage myself around that time, possibly a couple of years later. Always wanted an F88 but we only had Leyland and a couple of Fodens (S80). Best I got was a Marathon II when my S80 (with a 280 Rolls) died. frown

There was a firm nearby with Volvo F88's but they slowly changed them to F10's. The drivers never liked these as much. Down on horsepower IIRC? (270ish from 290?)

As for the Commer walk-through, we had a fleet of those for shop deliveries at another firm I worked for, though I had the Spanish Dodge for the bulk stuff. smile

Don't envy you the tilts, a real pain, and everywhere I went seemed to be a full strip-down, usually on one which hadn't been pulled down for years.

Edited to make a nonsensical sentence slightly more legible

Edited by daveenty on Thursday 20th September 21:45

tog

2,739 posts

116 months

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Friday 21st September 2012 quote quote all
boyzee said:
Wapping high street 1977,this is my volvo F88 lorry.In those days wapping high street was all debris,s and bomb sites,most were haulage yards untill docklands yuppy flats were built.Notice the commer walkthrough van in the background.
"L O V V O"

Brilliant! biggrin

CYMR0

3,090 posts

88 months

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Friday 21st September 2012 quote quote all
DickyC said:
HQB said:
2 sMoKiN bArReLs said:
carguy88 said:
Old Morris somewhere in East London

biggrin Is that a bit of a cheat? (modern photo of old van, turned to b/w?)
Hmm...well it didn't look like that to me but I see this old ambulance is still registered until next December. I'm thinking this is a "travellers" camper van and the picture taken about the early 1980's. It was probably out of emergency service about 1978/80 so that would seem to tie up. Maybe the owner is reading this though with a bit of a smile!scratchchin
During the filming of a British gangster film?
This one has its own website:

http://campervantastic.blogspot.co.uk/

And here it is in 2008:


JimmyJam

1,630 posts

107 months

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Friday 21st September 2012 quote quote all
CYMR0 said:
This one has its own website:

http://campervantastic.blogspot.co.uk/

And here it is in 2008:

Is he getting the back out biggrin

wildcat45

3,938 posts

77 months

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Friday 21st September 2012 quote quote all
HereBeMonsters said:


Please tell me that's a spoiler!
That colour was called "Sweetcorn". We had a Horizon in that colour. Went on to be my first car.

radlet6

736 posts

62 months

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Saturday 22nd September 2012 quote quote all
wildcat45 said:
HereBeMonsters said:


Please tell me that's a spoiler!
That colour was called "Sweetcorn". We had a Horizon in that colour. Went on to be my first car.
My ol' dad used to have a company Avenger that colour. We used to call it 'nappy brown': The ultimate sh*t* colour.

HQB

127 posts

38 months

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Sunday 23rd September 2012 quote quote all
radlet6 said:
My ol' dad used to have a company Avenger that colour. We used to call it 'nappy brown': The ultimate sh*t* colour.
Having had the chance to do a full factory tour of the Ryton plant in June 1979, I can tell you that at least you didn't get a lot of it..one coat of dipped primer and then one coat of colour..that's it. When it had dried out, a man with a bad back sprayed an arc of black underseal beneath each wheel arch and then they hammered on the chrome bits using a lump of 3x2 with an offcut of rubber tyre tread taped to it. Oh yes..craftsmanship at it best!smashwhistlesmile

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